Reviews

Lottie Doll & Outfit Set *Holiday Gift Guide*

Lottie Doll & Outfit Set *Holiday Gift Guide*

| December 19, 2014 | Reply

Disclosure:  I received this item for gift guide inclusion.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.     Lottie Dolls were launched in August of 2012.  Since then, they have won 19 awards in the US, Canada, and the UK. One of the key features of the Lottie Doll is that her body is based […]

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Personal Planner *Holiday Gift Guide*

Personal Planner *Holiday Gift Guide*

| December 19, 2014 | Reply

Disclosure:  I received this item for review purposes.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. One of my goals for the new year is to be more organized.  There’s no better way to get in the organizing mood then with a really good personal planner.  I recently received one from personal-planner.com.  It’s perfect, and I’m sure […]

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Hydro Flask Water Bottles *Holiday Gift Guide*

Hydro Flask Water Bottles *Holiday Gift Guide*

| December 19, 2014 | Reply

 Disclosure:  I received these items for gift guide inclusion.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.     I’d say the Hydro Flask has become the most popular water bottle in Hawaii within the last year.  It’s amazing how many people here own them.  In fact, our local surf shops seem to sell out soon after they get […]

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Food

Christmas Cookie Creations with Walkers Shortbread Cookies

Christmas Cookie Creations with Walkers Shortbread Cookies

| December 4, 2014 | Reply

I received product to facilitate this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.     If you’re anything like me, your home can be a little hectic during the holidays.  I love doing festive activities with the kids, but I rarely seem to have enough time.  It’s always nice to have simple, easy options […]

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Honey Mango Chicken

Honey Mango Chicken

| November 9, 2014 | 1 Reply

  I love coming up with simple new dishes for my family.  Sometimes it’s a hit, and others, not so much.  I like to think most of the time my creations turn out absolutely delicious!  A couple nights ago, I decided to come up with a new chicken recipe.  I was in the mood for […]

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

| October 3, 2014 | 4 Replies

Disclosure:  I am sharing this tasty recipe courtesy of COOKINA Fall is here!  When I think of Fall, I think Pumpkins!  Last year, I came up with a recipe for Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  They are delicious.  COOKINA recently provided me with their Pumpkin Spice Cookie recipe to share, and since I love pumpkin desserts, I knew […]

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Family Life, Travel & Parties

Halloween Time at Disneyland

Halloween Time at Disneyland

| October 25, 2014 | 4 Replies

  In early September Disneyland was transformed to celebrate Halloween Time.  We arrived just in time to join in on the Halloween festivities and enjoy all the fun decorations.  Our first day at Disneyland was on Monday, September 29th.  It’s been years since I last visited Disneyland, and it was the first trip for both […]

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Makeover’s at Anna & Elsa’s Boutique

Makeover’s at Anna & Elsa’s Boutique

| October 16, 2014 | 4 Replies

  Anna & Elsa’s Boutique opened on October 6th, 2014 in Anaheim’s Downtown Disney.  I had previously booked reservations for Studio Disney 365.  After I booked, the shop went through a transformation and reopened as Anna & Elsa’s Boutique.  Little did I know, the opening date would be the date I had previously reserved!  I […]

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Nautical Themed “Welcome Baby” Party

Nautical Themed “Welcome Baby” Party

| September 30, 2014 | 5 Replies

  My newest niece was born on June 5th at just 31 weeks.  We had planned to have a Baby Shower for my sister, but baby decided to come before the Baby Shower!  She’s now 3 months old and doing well.  Since she didn’t have a Baby Shower, my sister decided to host a “Welcome Baby” […]

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DIY & Cool Crafts

Create & Print Holiday Cards at Home with the FREE HP Photo Creations Software

Create & Print Holiday Cards at Home with the FREE HP Photo Creations Software

| November 21, 2014 | Reply

 Disclosure: As part of being an HP Smart Mom I received paper & ink to create a project using the HP Photo Creations Software.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   As part of being a HP Smart Mom, I recently got the opportunity to create some Holiday Cards using the free HP Photo […]

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DIY: Easy Bead & Button Bracelets

DIY: Easy Bead & Button Bracelets

| September 4, 2014 | 1 Reply

    I’m always looking for ways to keep my 3 year old busy and entertained.  She really enjoys doing different projects, and I like coming up with things that are sure to keep her busy for a good amount of time.  I had some beads in various sizes as well as a few buttons. […]

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Disney Frozen: Make Your Own Princess Capes & Sister Bracelets

Disney Frozen: Make Your Own Princess Capes & Sister Bracelets

| March 18, 2014 | 20 Replies

    In honor of the release of Disney’s Frozen on Bluray Combo Pack, check out these fun activities inspired by the film.  Fans of the movie will enjoy making their very own Anna or Elsa cape, and sister bracelets.

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Giveaways

Encourage Good Behavior this Holiday Season with the Roaming Reindeer #RoamingReindeerBlogTour + GIVEAWAY

Encourage Good Behavior this Holiday Season with the Roaming Reindeer #RoamingReindeerBlogTour + GIVEAWAY

| November 18, 2014 | 10 Replies

Disclosure:  I received these items for review purposes.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   The Roaming Reindeer is a wonderful keepsake making its debut this Holiday Season.  It’s a touching story celebrating teamwork, good manners and the christmas season.  The boxed set includes the book as well as two adorable plush reindeer. Roaming Reindeer™ is […]

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Holiday Savings & Coupons Giveaway – Amazon Gift Cards + The Pocket Sous Chef e-gift

Holiday Savings & Coupons Giveaway – Amazon Gift Cards + The Pocket Sous Chef e-gift

| November 18, 2014 | Reply

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a time where we can all go shopping without guilt in the name of “holiday spirit” lol.  The number one thing about the holidays in most people’s mind is their family EVEN those family members that drive you crazy you enjoy them that much more . If your […]

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Giveaway: Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for Xbox 360 + 4 Characters

Giveaway: Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for Xbox 360 + 4 Characters

| November 18, 2014 | Reply

Hosted by: NYSavingSpecials Co-hosted by: Simply Sherryl, Jenny At Dapperhouse and Barbara’s Beat Here’s a fun giveaway everyones sure to love and enjoy! One lucky winner will win Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for Xbox 360 and 4 characters.   Prize Value $142.95 US ONLY Nov. 18 12:01am EST to Dec. 2 11:59pm EST a […]

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Deals, Steals, Tips & More

Domino’s Blogger Day #DPZBloggerDay14

Domino’s Blogger Day #DPZBloggerDay14

| November 24, 2014 | Reply

Disclosure:  I attended Domino’s Blogger Day.  Travel expenses were paid for by Domino’s.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Back in October I was lucky enough to be a part of Domino’s Blogger Day held at the Domino’s headquarters in Ann Arbor Michigan.  I was very excited for the opportunity as I love pizza and Domino’s! […]

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15 FREE Kindle Books from Amazon!

15 FREE Kindle Books from Amazon!

| November 10, 2014 | Reply

  Amazon has some great Kindle Edition books available, and they are absolutely FREE!!  You can’t pass up on this awesome deal.  Take a look and see if anything interests you.  If you don’t see anything here, check out Amazon, There’s a great selection of FREE Kindle Edition Books there.    

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FREE Scary Face Pancake at IHOP on Halloween

FREE Scary Face Pancake at IHOP on Halloween

| October 28, 2014 | Reply

  Bring your kids to IHOP on Friday, October 31st from 7am – 10pm for a FREE Scary Face Pancake!  I wish IHOP were closer to us, my pancake loving four year old would love one of these.  If you live near an IHOP, this is definitely worth checking out.

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Recent Posts

That’s how we roll: 5 ways to get rid of tummy rolls

That’s how we roll: 5 ways to get rid of tummy rolls

| December 19, 2014 | Reply

Disclosure:  This is a guest post.    We’ve all been through this nightmare scenario one way or another: you’re getting ready to go out and you put on your favorite pair of jeans. It’s tight all around and gives good definition to your thighs and butt, so you let out a contented smile… But then […]

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Chatsters Gabby *Holiday Gift Guide*

Chatsters Gabby *Holiday Gift Guide*

| December 15, 2014 | Reply

Disclosure:  I received this item for Gift Guide inclusion.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.     Chatsters Gabby is Spin Master’s newest interactive doll.  She’s a talking, dancing, “thinking”, animated toy that’s lots of fun and is sure to amaze even the most “tech savvy” kids out there.  She has a fun, silly […]

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Radio Flyer Cyclone *Holiday Gift Guide*

Radio Flyer Cyclone *Holiday Gift Guide*

| December 11, 2014 | 2 Replies

 Disclosure:  I received this item for Gift Guide inclusion.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.     The Radio Flyer Cyclone is an awesome new ride-on for kids.  It features two 16″ wheels for a smooth, fun ride.  Kids are able to spin 360° on the Cyclone, and what kid doesn’t love spinning?! They can also zoom forward […]

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